Shawn Kemp

Kemp in 2012
Kemp playing for the Concord High School varsity basketball team in 1987–88

American former professional basketball player who played for the Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Orlando Magic in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

- Shawn Kemp

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Alonzo Mourning

American professional basketball executive and former player.

Mourning with the Miami Heat in 2007
Alonzo Mourning with former U.S. President Bill Clinton during Clinton Global Initiative University Day of Service at Carrfour Supportive Housing community for formerly homeless families in Miami, Florida, April 2010

He was the #1 recruit of the 1988 class, over Christian Laettner, Shawn Kemp, Billy Owens, Kenny Williams, Stanley Roberts, Rick Fox, and Malik Sealy, among others.

1989 NBA draft

The 1989 NBA draft took place on June 27, 1989, in New York City.

Sean Elliott was selected 3rd overall by the San Antonio Spurs.
Glen Rice was selected 4th overall by the Miami Heat.
Tim Hardaway was selected 14th overall by the Golden State Warriors.
Dana Barros was selected 16th overall by the Seattle SuperSonics.
Shawn Kemp was selected 17th overall by the Seattle SuperSonics.
Vlade Divac was selected 26th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers.
Dino RaΔ‘a was selected 40th overall by the Boston Celtics.

Despite eight of the top ten picks being considered busts, including the first two picks Pervis Ellison and Danny Ferry, the draft produced many talented players such as Shawn Kemp, Glen Rice, Sean Elliott, Nick Anderson, Dana Barros, Tim Hardaway, Vlade Divac, Clifford Robinson, B. J. Armstrong and Mookie Blaylock.

Gary Payton

American former professional basketball player who played the point guard position.

Payton with the Miami Heat in 2007
Payton (left) during his stint with the Lakers
Payton playing in the NBA Asia Challenge 2010 in the Philippines

However, he soon proved himself to be one of the league's top point guards, while, during the 1990s Payton, alongside Shawn Kemp formed the "Sonic Boom".

1994 FIBA World Championship

The 12th FIBA World Championship, the international basketball world championship for men's teams.

1994 FIBA World Championship final rankings.

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Seattle SuperSonics

American professional basketball team based in Seattle.

Tom Meschery, Bob Rule (SuperSonics) and Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia 76ers) in 1967
Lenny Wilkens in 1968
Jack Sikma in 1978
In 1980, the Seattle SuperSonics' total attendance exceeded that of all other sports or shows held in the Kingdome.
George Karl served as Seattle's head coach from 1992 to 1998.
Vin Baker was an NBA All-Star with the SuperSonics during the 1997–98 season.
Kevin Durant (pictured in 2014), who was drafted by the SuperSonics in 2007
Over most of the franchise's history, Seattle played its home games at KeyArena.
Squatch wearing the Sonics' home uniform in 2005

The SuperSonics began setting a new foundation with the drafting of forward Shawn Kemp in 1989 and guard Gary Payton in 1990, and the trading of Dale Ellis and Xavier McDaniel to other teams during the 1990–91 season.

Trinity Valley Community College

Public community college based in Athens, Texas.

Entrance to Cardinal Grill.

Shawn Kemp, professional basketball player in the NBA 1989-2003

United States men's national basketball team

Basketball team representing the United States.

Danny Manning and the Navy's David Robinson battle Arvydas Sabonis in the 1988 Olympic semi-finals
U.S. v Argentina at the 1995 Pan American Games
Shaquille O'Neal, part of the 1996 team that competed at the Summer Olympics
Team USA members warm up before the game in 2004 in Belgrade Arena
The USA players standing prior to a game against China in the Beijing Olympics
The 2012 team practicing in Washington, D.C.

Those players were Derrick Coleman, Joe Dumars, Kevin Johnson, Larry Johnson, Shawn Kemp, Dan Majerle, Reggie Miller, Alonzo Mourning, Shaquille O'Neal, Mark Price, Steve Smith and Dominique Wilkins.

Eddie Sutton

American college basketball coach.

Sutton as Creighton head coach circa 1970.

Potential star recruit Shawn Kemp transferred out of Kentucky after signing with the school early that year.

1995–96 NBA season

The 50th season of the National Basketball Association , though the 50th anniversary was not celebrated until the following season.

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Portland Trail Blazers

American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon.

Sidney Wicks, who played in four NBA All-Star Games while with the Trail Blazers, won the 1971–72 NBA Rookie of the Year Award after averaging 24.5 points per game and 11.5 rebounds per game.
In his first season as the Trail Blazers head coach, Jack Ramsay led the team to their first playoff berth and eventually the championship. Bill Walton was the NBA Finals MVP.
Clyde Drexler played in Portland from 1983 to 1995.
After being drafted by the Trail Blazers several years prior, Arvydas Sabonis made his NBA debut during the 1995–96 season.
Brandon Roy was chosen as the NBA Rookie of the Year after the 2006–07 season.
LaMarcus Aldridge played the first nine years of his pro career in Portland.
Damian Lillard is a six-time NBA All-Star (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) and was the unanimous choice for the NBA Rookie of the Year following the 2012–13 season.
CJ McCollum, drafted 10th overall in 2013, formed a formidable back-court duo with Lillard.
Microsoft co-founder and Vulcan Inc. chairman Paul Allen owned the Trail Blazers from 1988 until his death in 2018.
The team's headquarters and practice facility are in Tualatin, Oregon.

Brian Grant signed with the Miami Heat, and was replaced with ex-Seattle forward Shawn Kemp.